NYC Guide-20 Places Worth Visiting in Manhattan

NYC 1.jpg

"Concrete jungle where dreams are made, oh, there’s nothing you can’t do, now you’re in New York". -Jay-Z. Empire State of Mind by Jay Z was very popular when I moved to New York City 4 years ago.  I instantly fell in love with living in Manhattan and the energy and vibe of the city. Moving away was difficult, but I love coming back to visit. This past week, I traveled back to the U.S. and spent about a week in New York. During the week, I went back to all of my favorite spots in the city. Below are 20 spots worth visiting in Manhattan.

Walk along Battery Park

Walk along Battery Park

Favorite Walk

Battery Park

Honorable Mention- The Highline

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

Favorite Landmark

Brooklyn Bridge
Honorable Mention-Grand Central

Image via: http://www.sarabethsrestaurants.com/

Image via: http://www.sarabethsrestaurants.com/

Favorite Brunch Spot

Sarabeth's

Honorable Mention-Cafe Gitane

Cafe Bene located near Times Square

Cafe Bene located near Times Square

Favorite Coffee Shop

Cafe Bene

Honorable Mention-Blue Spoon Coffee Company

Favorite Restaurant

ABC Kitchen

Honorable Mention-Eataly

Central Park near 5th Avenue

Central Park near 5th Avenue

Favorite Park

Central Park
Honorable Mention-Bryant Park

Favorite Shopping Area

5th Avenue in Flatiron
Honorable Mention-Soho

Inside Rose Bar Image via http://www.gramercyparkhotel.com/nightlife

Inside Rose Bar Image via http://www.gramercyparkhotel.com/nightlife

Favorite Bar

Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel

Honorable Mention-48 Lounge

Image via http://firstpizza.com/home.html

Image via http://firstpizza.com/home.html

Favorite Pizza

Lombardi's Pizza

Horable Mention-Grimaldi's Pizza

Favorite Rooftop

The Rooftop at the Met Museum

Honorable Mention-Standard Hotel

What are your favorite places in New York City?